Interviews

Jeff Wagoner is the new President and CEO of Outrigger Hotels and Resorts

Posted in News, People
On 6 April, 2018

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts today announced that Jeff Wagoner is joining the company as president a...

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PHILLIP COLE, CONTRACTS MANAGER OF PERRIN & ROWE

Posted in People, Products
On 5 April, 2018

What is the significance of opening a showroom in Chelsea Harbour for the business? While Perrin &a...

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Richard Morton, Director of Interior Design, ALEXANDER JAMES INTERIORS

Posted in People
On 5 April, 2018

Alexander James Interiors, formed from a group of leading hotel interior and architectural designers...

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Joey Goei Jones, Design Manager, glh HOTELS

Posted in People
On 5 April, 2018

glh Hotels stands for Great London Hospitality and is London’s largest hotel owner-operator, deliv...

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Alex Kravetz, Principal, Alex Kravetz Design

Posted in People
On 5 April, 2018

Alex Kravetz Design was established in 2003 and has since grown to become a highly reputable interna...

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DESIGN BROUGHT TO THE TABLE

Posted in Business, People
On 5 April, 2018

It was cold outside, but warm inside when the invited designers battled through the snow to attend a...

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Howard Hastings, Chief Executive Officer, Hastings Hotels

Posted in People
On 5 April, 2018

Founded by Sir William Hastings more than 50 years ago, Hastings Hotels is Northern Ireland’s prem...

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Filip Boyen, Chief Executive Officer, Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Posted in People
On 5 April, 2018

Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) matches independently minded guests with independentl...

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Christoph Hoffman, Chief Executive Officer, 25hours hotel Company

Posted in People
On 5 April, 2018

25hours Hotels is a young and dynamic hotel brand that builds on the traditional hospitality industr...

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Emma Masters, Associate Designer, Richmond International

Posted in People
On 5 April, 2018

Can you tell me about your role at Richmond International? I started as a junior designer, working ...

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Sarah Weir OBE, CEO Design Council

Posted in Business, People
On 14 February, 2018

This month (February 2018) marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918,...

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AN INSIGHT INTO SOFT FURNISHINGS with STEVEN BALLARD, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF BALLARDS GROUP

Posted in People, Products
On 12 February, 2018

In what way does the heritage of the company play a role in the development of soft furnishings? Wi...

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CHARLES LEON FOUNDER OF LEON BLACK AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE BRITISH INSTITUTE OF INTERIOR DESIGN

Posted in People
On 12 February, 2018

Established in 1965, the BIID is the pre-eminent professional organisation for interior designers in...

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Geoff van Wijk, principal of Areen Design’s procurement division

Posted in People
On 12 February, 2018

Procurement as a service can be as extensive or confined as the project it caters for, ranging from ...

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SAM NAZARIAN, FOUNDER AND CEO, SBE

Posted in People
On 12 February, 2018

With an uncompromising entrepreneurial instinct and personal style, sbe Founder, Chairman and CEO, S...

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SONIA CHENG, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, ROSEWOOD HOTEL GROUP

Posted in People
On 12 February, 2018

Established in 1979, Rosewood is a distinctive collection of highly individual, luxurious, residenti...

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CHRISTIAN H. CLERC, PRESIDENT, worldwide hotel operations, FOUR SEASONS HOTELS AND RESORTS

Posted in People
On 12 February, 2018

Four Seasons President, Worldwide Hotel Operations, Christian Clerc oversees global hotel operations...

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JOYCE WANG, JOYCE WANG STUDIO

Posted in People
On 12 February, 2018

Specialising in luxury hospitality and residential interiors, Joyce Wang Studio although boutique in...

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KELLY HOPPEN, KELLY HOPPEN INTERIORS

Posted in People
On 12 February, 2018

With 41 years’ experience at the forefront of the design industry, Kelly Hoppen is one of the most...

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5 minutes with Zoë Tallon of Dexter Moren Associates

Posted in People
On 12 February, 2018

Tell me about your role at Dexter Moren Associates? I’ve been working with DMA as an architect ...

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ANTHONY MALLOWS, CEO AND PRESIDENT, WATG

Posted in People
On 12 February, 2018

Since the firm’s inception in Hawaii in 1945, WATG has grown to offer integrated design services c...

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KARA SMITH, PRESIDENT AND PARTNER, SFA DESIGN

Posted in People
On 9 November, 2017

SFA Design is a luxury interior design firm with a portfolio of premier hotels, resorts and spas, ex...

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ERIK NISSEN JOHANSEN, FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR, STYLT TRAMPOLI AB

Posted in People
On 9 November, 2017

Stylt was founded in 1991 by Erik Nissen Johansen, a Norwegian visionary and artist with a passion f...

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OLGA POLIZZI, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN AND DIRECTOR OF DESIGN, ROCCO FORTE HOTELS

Posted in People
On 9 November, 2017

Olga Polizzi is Deputy Chairman and Director of Design for Rocco Forte Hotels, which she established...

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Diane Breeze, Director of Chillie Breeze HOSPITALITY PROCUREMENT AND STYLING SPECIALISTS

Posted in People
On 9 November, 2017

Diane Breeze, Director of Chillie Breeze, was based in Dubai from 1996 – 2010, which has gleaned t...

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VASSILIS DRACOPOULOS, OWNER, MARBELLA HOTELS

Posted in People
On 9 November, 2017

MarBella Hotels, nestled into the idyllic and tranquil South-East corner of Corfu in Agios Ioannis P...

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HUBERT VIRIOT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF YOTEL

Posted in People
On 9 November, 2017

Inspired by the luxury of first-class travel and uncompromisingly designed around guests, YOTEL take...

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Hans Jörg Meier, CEO of COMO Hotels and Resorts

Posted in People
On 9 November, 2017

COMO Hotels and Resorts offers personalised luxury travel experiences at its urban hotels, island re...

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Natalia Platanovitch, Senior Interior Designer/Project Manager of JOI Design

Posted in People
On 9 November, 2017

Tell me about your role at JOI Design? I’m part of a wonderfully creative team who work togethe...

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BLINK Expands Hospitality Portfolio and Acquires Jaya Interior Design Business

Posted in News, People
On 13 October, 2017

Asia’s luxury hospitality scene has experienced phenomenal growth in the last two decades. One des...

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A Chat with Paula O’Callaghan, Senior Associate at HBA about ETHNIC HOTEL SPACES

Posted in Business, People
On 13 September, 2017

The whole point of travel, even on business, is to experience the cultural soul of the place. That b...

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Talking Trends with Miranda Martin, Event Director at Independent Hotel Show

Posted in Events, People
On 13 September, 2017

How can design trends and changes in these trends be spotted by attending the Independent Hotel Show...

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Therese Virserius, Founder, and Regina Virserius, Creative Director, VIRSERIUS STUDIO

Posted in People
On 12 September, 2017

Virserius Studio, a global hospitality lifestyle firm, comprises a multidisciplinary team that draws...

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DENNIS IRVINE, FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR, Dennis Irvine Studio

Posted in People
On 12 September, 2017

Dennis Irvine Studio is a London-based design studio providing luxury interior design to internation...

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ELIZABETH LOWREY, PRINCIPAL AND DIRECTOR OF INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE, ELKUS MANFREDI ARCHITECTS

Posted in People
On 12 September, 2017

Elizabeth Lowrey is a Principal and the Director of Interior Architecture at Elkus Manfredi Architec...

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SPACE CHATS TO INDUSTRY LEGEND TONY ATTARD

Posted in Business, People
On 12 September, 2017

Panaz was conceived in my subconscious in May 1979 when I witnessed the devastating fire in the Wool...

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the future of hotel parking with SmartEv

Posted in Business, People
On 12 September, 2017

People stay in hotels for a variety of reasons, but whether it’s for business or pleasure, they ar...

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AN INSIGHT INTO SURFACING WITH BRUNO LEHMANN VICE PRESIDENT INTERIOR of BENECKE-HORNSCHUCH SURFACE GROUP

Posted in People, Products
On 12 September, 2017

Dating to as far back as 1898, Hornschuch has long been a market leader in innovation and technology...

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AN INSIGHT INTO FURNITURE WITH KNIGHTSBRIDGE FURNITURE

Posted in People, Products
On 12 September, 2017

In a Victorian factory building on Thornton Road in Bradford, in what used to be and old wool-dying ...

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